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Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2017 Oct 28;14(1). pii: /j/ijnes.2017.14.issue-1/ijnes-2016-0076/ijnes-2016-0076.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2016-0076.

Effects of Classical Background Music on Stress, Anxiety, and Knowledge of Filipino Baccalaureate Nursing Students.

Abstract

Previous work on the use of background music suggests conflicting results in various psychological, behavioral, and educational measures. This quasi-experiment examined the effect of integrating classical background music during a lecture on stress, anxiety, and knowledge. A total of 42 nursing students participated this study. We utilized independent sample t-test and multivariate analysis of variance to examine the effect of classical background music. Our findings suggest that the presence or absence of classical background music do not affect stress, anxiety, and knowledge scores (Λ = 0.999 F(3, 78) = 0.029, p = 0.993). We provided literature to explain the non-significant result. Although classical music failed to establish a significant influence on the dependent variables, classical background music during lecture hours can be considered a non-threatening stimulus. We recommend follow up studies regarding the role of classical background music in regulating attention control of nursing students during lecture hours.

KEYWORDS:

Filipino; background music; classical music; nursing education

PMID:
29095699
DOI:
10.1515/ijnes-2016-0076
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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